29th Infantry Division 116th Regiment, C-Company
29th Infantry Division 116th Regiment, C-Company

Cpt Robert Bedell

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Devon - Ivybridge- Uphill Camp

Photographs from the family of Captain Robert Bedell.

The following photogrpahs were taken around Devon - UK

Photographs captioned by the Bedell family.

People in Photo - left to right -with additional info from 29th Division Morning Reports:

 

“Lab - (Boston) ” - I think this is 1st Lt. Vincent P Labowicz, Jr., Company D, 116th.  KIA 6 Jun 44.

 

“Capt. Fellows - Bedford Va.” - My father misspelled the last name.  This is Captain Taylor Fellers, (from Bedford VA) Commanding Officer of Company A, 116th.  CO of the “Boys from Bedford”.  He was listed as MIA on 9 Jun 44, to “dropped from rolls” on 8 Aug 44, to “KIA 6 Jun 44” on 14 Oct 44. 

 

“Jim Limber - Chicago” - 2nd Lt. James J. Limber, Hq1BN, 116th. KIA 6 Jun 44.

 

“Anderson - Ozone Park, L.I.” - 1st. Lt. Alfred Anderson, Company A,116th.  KIA 6 Jun 44.

 

“Me - Oceanside, L.I.” - My father 1st Lt. Robert J. Bedell, Company C, 116th.  Morning Reports has entry on 10 Jun 1944 “fr Exec Officer (15428) to CO (15427) 6 June”.  On 1 Jul 44, he was promoted to Captain.

 

“B.B.Hawks - Emporia Va” - Captain Berthier B. Hawks, Commanding Officer of Company C, 116th.  Other 29th histories indicate he injured his foot on the landing and Morning Reports state  “fr dy to hosp LIA” 10 Jun 44.  He returned to duty as CO of Company I, on 9 Dec 44, and KIA on 6 Apr 45.

 

“Capt Zappacost - (zapp) Philly” - Captain Ettore V. Zappacosta, Commanding Officer of Company B, 116th.  On 9 June 44 he was listed “fr dy to MIA 6 June”, and on 15 Oct 44 “fr MIA to KIA 6 June”.

 

Feb 27, 1944.  Bob Bedell, Cass? Zapp, Aenchy?


“Bob Bedell” - My father 1st Lt. Robert J. Bedell, Company C, 116th.  Morning Reports has entry on 10 Jun 1944 “fr Exec Officer (15428) to CO (15427) 6 June”.  On 1 Jul 44, he was promoted to Captain.

 

“Cass - Patterson N.J.” Unidentified but he is a Lt, 1st or 2nd, by the bar on his cap.  Research through the entire 29thDiv MRs for "Cass" or similar like Cassidy, Cassell, etc has drawn a blank. Even sorted by rank and went through all the 1st and 2nd Lts in 1Bn, and very other Battalion. No Lt. that the name could be construed to be "Cass".

 

“Zapp - Captain Ettore V. Zappacosta, Commanding Officer of Company B, 116th.  On 9 June 44 he was listed “fr dy to MIA 6 June”, and on 15 Oct 44 “fr MIA to KIA 6 June”.

 

"Aenchy" My father's handwriting is often illegible - probably meant "Andy" - looks like guy in photo above.  I think this is 1st Lt. Alfred S. Anderson, Company A, 116th. “6-Jun-44 fr dy to KIA” 

 

“Capt. Fellows” - My father misspelled the last name.  This is Captain Taylor Fellers, (from Bedford VA) Commanding Officer of Company A, 116th.  The “Boys from Bedford”.  He was listed as MIA on 9 Jun 44, to “dropped from rolls” on 8 Aug 44, to “KIA 6 Jun 44” on 14 Oct 44. 

 

“Zapp - Captain Ettore V. Zappacosta, Commanding Officer of Company B, 116th.  On 9 June 44 he was listed “fr dy to MIA 6 June”, and on 15 Oct 44 “fr MIA to KIA 6 June”.

 

“Limber ” - 2nd Lt. James J. Limber, Hq1BN, 116th. “KIA 6 Jun 44.”

 

“Andy”  I think this is 1st Lt. Alfred S. Anderson, Company A, 116th. “6-Jun-44 fr dy to KIA” 

 

“B.B.” - Captain Berthier B. Hawks, Commanding Officer of Company C, 116th.  Other 29th histories indicate he injured his foot on the landing and Morning Reports state  “fr dy to hosp LIA” 10 Jun 44.  He returned to duty as CO of Company I, on 9 Dec 44, and KIA on 6 Apr 45.

 

“Cass - Patterson N.J.” Unidentified but he is a Lts, 1st or 2nd, by the bar on his cap.  Research through the entire 29thDiv MRs for "Cass" or similar like Cassidy, Cassell, etc has drawn a blank. Even sorted by rank and went through all the 1st and 2nd Lts in 1Bn, and very other Battalion. No Lt. that the name could be construed to be "Cass".

 

“Lab  - Boston” - I think this is 1st Lt. Vincent P Labowicz, Jr., Company D, 116th.  KIA 6 Jun 44.

1 “Tutwiler”  Sgt. George N. Tutwiler, Company C, 116th , “11-Aug-44, fr hosp LWA to dropped fr rolls”

 

2 “Roy Go  de”   Pvt. Roy Goode, Company C, 116th, “13-Dec-44 fr dy to D 116 Inf 11 Dec”

 

3 “Topol…ki”   Sgt. Albert Topolski, Company C, 116th, “ 27-Mar-45 fr dy to TDY at Ground Force Reinf Depot”

 

4 “Kawski “ Sgt. Edward Kawski, Company C, 116th, “5-Dec-45, fr dy to hosp LWA & dropped fr rolls”

 

5 “Gilfish…..”  Sgt. Fred Gillichbauer, Company C,116th, “21-May-45 fr TDY at Ground Force Reinf Depot to dropped fr rolls”

 

6 “Kratge “ Sgt. Weldon L. Kratzer,  Company C,116th, “1-Aug-44 fr hosp SWA to dropped fr rolls”

 

7 - “Armentrout” - T Sgt. Granville J. Armentrout, Company C,116th, “8-Jul-44 fr hosp NBC to dropped fr rolls 28 June”

 

8 “Huffer”  S. Sgt. Weldon D. Huffer, Company C,116th, “26-Mar-45 fr dy to 7 days furlough, Riviera, France”

 

9 “Dalton”  S Sgt. Cloyd F Dalton, Company C,116th, “ 27-Jun-44 fr hosp LWA to dropped fr rolls”

 

10 “Mowbray”  S.Sgt. Ted F Mowbray, Company C,116th, “6-Jun-44, fr dy to KIA”

 

11 “McClure” M Sgt. Alfred McClure, Company C,116th, “12-Sep-44 fr dy to I 116 Inf 11 Sept” then “21-Oct-44 fr dy to B 116 Inf”  then “2-Mar-45 fr dy to KIA 1 March”

 

12 “Cox” Pvt. Richard G. Cox, Company C,116th, “21-Nov-44 fr hosp NBC to dropped fr rolls 20 Nov”

 

13 “Ham” Pfc Charles W. Ham, Company C,116th, “21-Jun-44 fr hosp LIA to dropped fr rolls”

 

14 “Joe Turner” Pfc Joe Turner, Company C,116th, “ 9-Aug-44 fr hosp LWA to dropped fr rolls”

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uphill Camp.
 

(Bedell - Left.

Hawks - Right)

 

“B.B.Hawks - Emporia Va” - Captain Berthier B. Hawks, Commanding Officer of Company C, 116th.  Other 29th histories indicate he injured his foot on the landing and Morning Reports state  “fr dy to hosp LIA” 10 Jun 44.  He returned to duty as CO of Company I, on 9 Dec 44, and KIA on 6 Apr 45.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Labowicz - Left.

Zappacosta - Middle.

Bedell - Right)

 

“Lab - (Boston) ” - I think this is 1st Lt. Vincent P Labowicz, Jr., Company D, 116th.  KIA 6 Jun 44.

 

“Capt Zappacosta - (zapp) Philly” - Captain Ettore V. Zappacosta, Commanding Officer of Company B, 116th.  On 9 June 44 he was listed “fr dy to MIA 6 June”, and on 15 Oct 44 “fr MIA to KIA 6 June”.

No caption identifying the other men with my father (Bedell -Left), but it appears to be taken at Uphill Camp, given the Nissen Hut in the background.

"Football at camp in England". 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left - Charles Hanisko (Pvt - S Sgt) KIA 6Jul44.

 

Center - Lt. Bedell.

 

Right - Unknown GI.

 

Possibly training area in Devon - Bodmin, Blandford?

France

The following photographs were taken in France 1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"E.O. Henry, 1st Sargent" .  I believe that is a misspelling and this is 1st Sgt. Edwin O. Hering, who also appears on the Kilmer roster in the Headquarters Platoon.  Last entry in Morning Reports is 9-Apr-45 "fr dy to TDY at Ground Force Reinf Cmd".  

 

(note the hobnails in his boots which a lot of 29ers did on arriving in the UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The caption says "Krat**? Harrisonburg, VA" , so I am fairly sure it is Weldon L Kratzer, Staff Sergeant, who also in on the Kilmer roster.  Morning Reports has him "fr dy to hosp SWA" 30-Jul-44 and then on 1-Aug-44 "fr hosp to dropped fr rolls".  SWA means Seriously Wounded in Action (believed life-threatening).  So that supports the idea these photos occurred right after DDay.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My father with a captured Nazi flag.  No caption, but I did notice no rank insignia on the helmet, unlike the photo of him in Koslar Germany, which has Captain's bars.  He was promoted to Captain, 1 July 1944, so maybe sometime between DDay and July?

Germany

These photographs were taken in Germany 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Bedell - "Jan-Feb 1945  Koslar - Germany"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Post War

Reunions

C Company reunion 1991

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